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This Week in Gambling: Washington State lawsuit targets free casino games
Washington has been aggressive towards our industry, even when there is no money being wagered. This suit against Big Fish games could have interesting implications for our industry.
03/06/2019

This Week in Gambling: Online gambling, the Wire Act and dark money
Gambling news this week includes the decision of the increasing scrutiny on the Department of Justice decision to change their opinion on the Wire Act.
02/27/2019

Dutch Gaming Authority fines two companies
A fine of €400,000 was imposed on Exinvest Limited in Cyprus and 1X Corp. N.V. in Curaçao for illegal gambling websites.
02/26/2019

Casino City’s Friday Five: Laws and legislation edition
In the news this week was a complaint filed against the DOJ,approval of a sports betting bill, a U.S. state allowing mobile sports gambling, an online poker bounty tournament and a vote to settle a lawsuit.
02/22/2019

Washington, DC approves sports betting bill
The bill paves the way for Intralot, the D.C. Lottery operator, to become the provider of a sports betting app rather than going through a bidding process.
02/20/2019

This Week in Gambling: Justice Department sued over Wire Act opinion
One state lottery has already filed suit in U.S. District Court challenging the DOJ, with another threatening to do the same.
02/20/2019

NetEnt granted permanent license by New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
Since September 2015, NetEnt has been able to supply online casino games in New Jersey while the full license application was being reviewed.
02/18/2019

New Hampshire challenges DOJ's opinion on Wire Act
On behalf of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission, a complaint has been filed about the 1961 Wire Act applying to lottery sales over the Internet.
02/15/2019

This Week in Gambling: DOJ Wire Act opinion corrupt and unethical
Suspicion was that casino mogul Sheldon Adelson had a lot to do with the Department of Justice's decision, and now we know for sure.
02/13/2019

Casino City’s Friday Five: Rebranding and partnership edition
This week, we have another state making progress on legalizing sports wagering, a massive jackpot, an online casino handing out $44,500, a new partnership and the rebranding of an iconic Las Vegas Strip casino.
02/08/2019

Top 10 US states most likely to legalize sports betting in 2019
As we enter 2019, many states are taking action to move toward legalizing sports betting. Here, Dan Ippolito looks at the states that are most likely to do so within the year.
02/04/2019

AGA: Americans support legal sports betting
Majority of Americans support the U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down the federal ban on sports betting, according to research released today by the American Gaming Association.
01/30/2019

Sports betting approved for four New York casinos
The New York State Gaming Commission approved several sports betting regulations that will allow four casinos in upstate New York to build sportsbooks and offer sports wagering, possibly as soon as this spring.
01/29/2019

GPWA Interview: Affiliates and the regulated US gambling market
J. Todd catches up with Chris Capra, Vice President of Digital Operations for William Hill, to discuss the future role of affiliates in a regulated American online gambling market.
01/29/2019

APCW Perspectives: Opinions on opinions about opinions
This week J.Todd gives his opinion about what others are saying about the U.S. Department of Justice's change of opinion on the Wire Act.
01/28/2019

This Week in Gambling: Online gambling illegal under Wire Act
The U.S. Department of Justice has changed their opinion on the Wire Act, thanks to millions of dollars in donations from Sheldon Adelson.
01/23/2019

Casino City’s Friday Five: The Wire Act and sports wagering edition
In addition to two U.S. states working on the legalization of sports betting, we have a new blackjack game and the DOJ announcing the reverse of an opinion regarding the Wire Act.
01/18/2019

Governor Baker's plan to legalize sports wagering in Massachusetts
Today Governor Charlie Baker announced plans to file legislation that would permit people in Massachusetts to wager on professional sports.
01/17/2019

Rhode Island receives mobile sports betting legislation
President of the Senate Dominick J. Ruggerio will submit legislation in the Senate this afternoon to allow mobile sports wagering through Twin River Casino and Tiverton Casino Hotel.
01/17/2019

Betting on Sports America ready to debate federal oversight of US sports betting
The controversial subject will be given a high-profile airing at what is being billed as the biggest sports betting event of the year in New York this April: Betting on Sports America.
01/17/2019

New US Department of Justice opinion says Wire Act applies to all online gambling
Yesterday, a new opinion from the DOJ declared that the Wire Act prohibits passing bets and wagers across state lines, as well as assisting in placing sports wagers — thus applying the Act to not only sports betting, but any form of gambling crossing state lines.
01/15/2019

Bet.Works receives certification for sportsbook platform in US
The U.S.-based iGaming and sportsbooks platform supplier has received one of the first concurrent Gaming Laboratories International GLI-33/GLI-19 certifications for sportsbook operations.
01/07/2019

Yocha Dehe, Viejas and Sycuan sue California
The purpose is to enforce the laws regulating the exclusive right of Indian tribes to offer house-banked card games which California voters approved through Proposition 1A.
01/04/2019

Governor Rick Snyder vetoes Michigan online gaming bill
On Friday, the Michigan governor vetoed nearly 40 bills, including House Bill 4926, which would have legalized intrastate gaming from Michigan’s state commercial and tribal casino operators.
12/31/2018

Michigan becomes 6th state to regulate online gambling in the U.S.
The bill includes provisions for the legalization of real-money internet casino gaming in the state, as well as internet sports betting. It will now be presented to the Governor of Michigan and may then be signed into law at the Governor’s discretion.
12/21/2018

The Stars Group announces reversal of $870 million Kentucky judgment
The company unveils that the Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled in its favor and reversed in its entirety the $870 million judgment issued against it by a trial court judge in December 2015.
12/21/2018

AGA comments on sports betting in US capital
The American Gaming Association released a statement after the D.C. City Council passed the Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018.
12/18/2018

SugarHouse Casino opens first licensed sportsbook in Philadelphia
After completing a two-day operational test period and receiving approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the 1,800 square-foot SugarHouse Casino Sportsbook began accepting sports wagers on Saturday.
12/15/2018

AGA applauds creation of Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association
The American Gaming Association released a statement regarding the formation of the not-for-profit organization designed as a collaborative entity to partner with state and tribal gaming regulators.
11/27/2018

Rhode Island officially becomes eighth US state to offer sports betting
Twin River Casino in Rhode Island opened Phase I of its sports betting operation on Monday, becoming the first state in New England to offer a legalized and regulated option to bet on sports.
11/26/2018

New Mexico Lottery introduces sports wagering
The New Mexico Lottery will be the first lottery in the U.S. to authorize a sports wagering lottery game to be available through its entire retail network, approximately 1,100 retail terminals.
11/12/2018

Daily fantasy sports ruled gambling in New York
Acting Supreme Court Justice Gerald Connolly ruled on Friday that daily fantasy sports contests are a form of gambling and therefore violate the gambling ban in the state's constitution.
10/30/2018

Kentucky court rules in favor of Exacta Systems
Ruling says Exacta Systems' historic horse racing system, games and wagers are pari-mutuel and comply with Kentucky statutes and regulations.
10/25/2018

GLI certifies first tribal sportsbook in US
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians made history last month as the new sports book at their Pearl River Resort became the first tribal sportsbook in the U.S. to open.
09/11/2018

First legal sports bet at Borgata
Borgata became the first Atlantic City casino to accept a legal sports wager under new sports betting regulations in New Jersey.
06/15/2018

William Hill opens New Jersey's first sports book
The sports book operator officially opened its sports book at Monmouth Park Racetrack. The historic moment was marked by the placing of the ceremonial first bets by Governor Phil Murphy.
06/14/2018

New Jersey legalizes sports gambling
Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain professional and collegiate sports or athletic events.
06/12/2018

The verdict on sports betting is in
The Innovation Group has prepared by the earlier release of our Sports Betting Playbook, as well as our proprietary, targeted, consumer-focused survey on sports betting.
05/14/2018

US Supreme Court decision regarding sports betting a 'victory for millions of Americans'
The American Gaming Association reacts to today's ruling by the Supreme Court that determined the federal ban on sports betting as established by the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 is unconstitutional.
05/14/2018

Mississippi primed to become 'Las Vegas South' with the introduction of sports betting
Casino City's Gary Trask reports from the Southern Gaming Summit in Mississippi, where the prospect of legalized sports betting in the very near future is a distinct possibility and could immediately make the state a major player in the industry.
05/04/2018

APCW Perspectives: A brave, new, regulated world
This week, J. Todd covers stories from the U.K and the U.S., as the two countries grow closer when it comes to online gambling. Plus, online poker liquidity gets a boost in the states.
04/24/2018

PokerStars 'Fresh' Series launches with €5 million guarantee
The new France Espania Hold'em Series celebrates player pool liquidity in France and Spain.
01/30/2018

NJ sports betting supporters hopeful after US Supreme Court hearing
In just an hour, nine U.S. Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments this morning to decide whether New Jersey should be able to legalize sports betting. Though a decision comes later in the year, many left feeling confident.
12/04/2017

Top 10 questions and answers regarding New Jersey's sports betting US Supreme Court hearing
The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to field arguments to do away with the federal sports ban, and New Jersey is leading the charge. As questions gather in the minds of many, Casino City spoke with Christopher L. Soriano, gaming law expert, in anticipation of Monday's hearing.
11/27/2017

Pennsylvania becomes fourth US state to OK online gambling
House Bill 271 will legalize online slot machines, table games, poker and lottery products as well as authorize daily fantasy sports.
10/26/2017

Poker Players Alliance applauds New Jersey interstate iGaming agreement
In a statement, PPA emphasized its approval of the agreement, which will allow online poker players in New Jersey to play against patrons in Delaware and Nevada.
10/16/2017

Malta Gaming Authority suggests major reforms to gaming legal framework
In a White Paper published today, the MGA seeks to repeal all existing legislation and replace it with the Gaming Act, which would strengthen the organization.
07/12/2017

This Week in Gambling: News from Indiana, Pennsylvania and the US Attorney General
What a week for online gambling news! The U.S. Attorney General has made a major decision on internet betting. Plus, fantasy sports news out of Indiana as we wait for online gambling to move forward in Pennsylvania.
07/11/2017

US Supreme Court to hear New Jersey sports betting appeal
The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that it will examine the state's case to bring legalized sports betting to its casinos and racetracks, prohibited now under the 25-year-old Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act that could be found unconstitutional.
06/27/2017

APCW Perspectives: News from the US, the UK and Belgium
This week, J. Todd reports on several online gambling and fantasy sports stories from the U.S., including a major development for FanDuel and DraftKings. Also, he examines significant changes from the U.K. Gambling Commission that will affect licensees.
06/26/2017

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